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Genus Novius

Novius cardinalis (Mulsant) - Novius cardinalis Rodolia cardinalis (Mulsant) - Novius cardinalis Rodolia cardinalis? - Novius cardinalis Rodolia cardinalis - Novius cardinalis lateral - Novius cardinalis Anovia virginalis (Wickham) - Novius virginalis vedalia? - Novius cardinalis Novius cardinalis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Coccinellidae (Lady Beetles)
Subfamily Coccidulinae
Tribe Noviini
Genus Novius
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syn: Anovia Casey 1908 - probably from Greek a- "not" + Novius. The only mention of another genus in Casey's description is a mention of how this genus differes from Novius
Explanation of Names
Novius Mulsant, 1846
Numbers
3 spp. in our area (1)
Novius cardinalis (Mulsant, 1850)
Novius circumclusa (Gorham, 1899)
Novius virginalis (Wickham, 1905)

also, Novius koebelei Olliff, 1892 - introduced, but not established in N. Amer.
Size
Length 2.43 to 3.05 mm, width 2.00 to 2.44 mm
Identification
Red, with or without lighter-red spots
Sparsely pubescent (hairy)
Food
Scale insects
See Also
Rhyzobius lophanthae - always immaculate, densely pubescent, pronotum paler than elytra
Print References
Pang, Hong, Tang, Xue-Fei, Booth, Roger G., Vandenberg, Natalia, Forrester, Juanita, Mchugh, Joseph, Ślipiński, Adam (2020) Revision of the Australian Coccinellidae (Coleoptera). Genus Novius Mulsant of Tribe Noviini. Annales Zoologici 70 (1): 1-24. (1)
Internet References
The Canadian Entomologist, v.40, p.408    Casey's original description of the genus
Works Cited
1.Revision of the Australian Coccinellidae (Coleoptera). Genus Novius Mulsant of Tribe Noviini.
Pang et al. 2020. Annales Zoologici 70(1): 1-24.